As ubiquitous as the remix has become, it's not something you hear much about when it comes to country music. It came as a bit of a surprise, then, when a hip-hop remix of Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise", featuring rapper Nelly, helped the track ascend to the top of the country charts and stay there long enough to break the all-time record. ("Cruise" is currently the second most-downloaded country song in history, and may soon top that list.) For more, head over to Morning Edition, where Neda Ulaby examines the market-savvy genre-bending that resulted in one of 2013's most surprising musical success stories.
Country Grammar: How Nelly Helped Florida Georgia Line Score One Of 2013's Biggest Hits
By Nathan Fink • Dec 28, 2013